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Sue Deacon
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're off again!

Greengage wrote:
Chafer larvae.
I thought so too, but I didn't think they were as dark?

Oh God, I googled it - wish I hadn't (they don't have an emoticon for YEUCH) most images seemed to be of Cockchafers (May bugs) or the smaller, little bxxxxxd vine weevils (not those). Where did you find it?

PS What colour was the 'half-timbered' moggy minor? My OH restored one of those and it is still doing the rounds in Donegal.
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was red, I think, Sue. There used to be a blue one around here that belonged to Dereck Hill, the artist (donor of Glebe Gallery and art collection, q.v.). Where it went to when he died, I've no idea.
If you haven't visited the Glebe Gallery yet, it's well worth the trip. Apart from a unique Georgian house and a wonderful art collection (inc. Picasso and Oscar Kokoshka) there are lovely gardens set in a breathtakingly beautiful valley. It's in the valley next to Glenveagh National Park.
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good guy - I thought you were talking about the grub at first! Shocked

Sorry for hijacking this thread, but was car 'red' or 'maroon'? If red, it's not genuine, if maroon it's one of 'ours' - OH maintains it. Smile

Have we found out what the grub is yet? I know Cockchafer grubs are humungus, cream things (not a bug person)
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did I not confirm its a member of the coleoptera family, do you doubt me.
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it probably was maroon - the car, not the grub!
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